Ghana Revenue Authority to produce hand sanitizers to combat COVID-19
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Ghana Revenue Authority to produce hand sanitizers to combat COVID-19

- The Ghana Revenue Authority has produced hand sanitizers for use by employees and visitors to its premises

- It revealed that the sanitizers contain ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, glycerol and purified water

- According to the GRA, the sanitizers have been approved by the FDA and 5,799 litres (417 cartons) have so far been produced

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has begun the production of hand sanitizers.

The locally-made sanitizers, which have been approved by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), would be used by GRA’s 14,000 staff across the country.

YEN.com.gh understands that the product was formulated at GRA’s Customs Laboratory in Accra and contains ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, glycerol and purified water.

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GRA’s acting Commissioner, Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, revealed that 5,799 litres (417 cartons) have so far been produced and distributed to its staff and visitors.

Per a citibusinessnews.com report, he added that “we estimate GHC164,000 will be saved monthly by manufacturing the sanitizers in our laboratory as opposed to buying from other sources.”

He went on to say that GRA also provides free nose masks and other PPE to all its field workers to protect them from the virus.

According to him, GRA has instituted adequate measures in all its offices to ensure adherence to safety practices such as social distancing, use of sanitizers, hand washing, among others.

Owusu-Amoah noted that while the Authority supports President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s COVID-19 interventions to lessen the impact of the outbreak on individuals and businesses in Ghana, taxpayers should not intentionally fail to submit their taxes since all necessary efforts will be made to facilitate payments during the period.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Kasapreko Company Limited has disclosed the motive behind its intent to temporarily switch to the production of hand sanitizers and alcohol hand rubs.

The company, noted for alcoholic beverages, explained its decision was influenced by the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended the washing of hands to ensure an improvement in hygiene in Ghana.

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